Return to Stage

The Wilmington Theater Award comes back strong

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Photo c/o The Arts Council of Wilmington/NHC

The Wilmington Theater Awards returned at the end of March, for the first time since early 2020, to highlight performances from the area’s stages.

This was the tenth year for the awards, originally created by Jeff Hidek and John Staton. This year’s awards were presented by The Arts Council of Wilmington/New Hanover County in association with Thalian Hall.

The night included numbers from shows in recent years since the last, pre-pandemic awards, including Myra Quince (above) performing from Dreamgirls.

More than twenty awards were announced.

The winners included School Girls; Or the African Mean Girls Play by Big Dawg Productions for Outstanding Play and Newsies from Opera House Theatre Co. for Outstanding Musical.

SYDNEY SMITH MARTIN took home the Outstanding Actress in a Play award for her performance in Opera House’s With Love, Marilyn. And KENDRA GOEHRING won Outstanding Actress in a Musical from Opera House’s Funny Girl. Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green director CHERRI MCKAY received this year’s Lela Thompson Award for Enduring Contribution to Wilmington Theater.

For a full list of winners, go to

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